flowering vs inflorescence what difference

what is difference between flowering and inflorescence

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈflaʊəɹɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: flow‧er‧ing

Verb

flowering

  1. present participle and gerund of flower

Noun

flowering (plural flowerings)

  1. (horticulture) The period of time during which a plant is in flower.
  2. (figuratively) The period of time during which someone or something is at its peak.
    Synonym: floruit

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Adjective

flowering (not comparable)

  1. (used only before the noun) Of a plant, that produces flowers.
  2. aflower, in bloom

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Anagrams

  • Wolfinger, reflowing


English

Etymology

From Latin inflōrēscentia, from inflōrēscō (I begin to flower), inchoative verb of flōreō (I flower).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪnfləˈɹɛsəns/, /ˌɪnflɔːˈɹɛsəns/

Noun

inflorescence (countable and uncountable, plural inflorescences)

  1. (botany) Flower cluster; a group or cluster of flowers arranged on a stem that is composed of a main branch or a complicated arrangement of branches.
  2. An instance of a plant beginning to flower.

Hyponyms

  • (flower cluster): raceme, panicle, tassel, catkin

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